Chili's Reviews

Updated July 28, 2015
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  1. An okay beginner job

    • Work/Life Balance
    • Culture & Values
    • Career Opportunities
    • Comp & Benefits
    • Senior Management
    Current Employee - Anonymous Employee
    Current Employee - Anonymous Employee

    I have been working at Chili's

    Doesn't Recommend
    Neutral Outlook
    Disapproves of CEO
    Doesn't Recommend
    Neutral Outlook
    Disapproves of CEO

    Pros

    The money can be good and consistent. Management is willing to work with scheduling and availability. The amount of work each server is expected to do helps them become super stars at their next job. This is a great job for those who prefer going through the motions.

    Cons

    No vacations. No sick days. No family leave. Badly designed training system. A productivity rate that has tripled over the past few years. Chili's bases their front of the house schedules on a survey system that shoulders all the shortcomings of the restaurant squarely upon the servers. Expect apathy from the management with what I have dubbed, "The Management Shrug" There are more microwaves than cooks.

    Advice to Management

    Stop using surveys to separate yourselves from your guests and your staff. Get out of your offices and come and put on an apron and experience the work environment you have created.


  2. Helpful (1)

    Managing Partner

    • Work/Life Balance
    • Culture & Values
    • Career Opportunities
    • Comp & Benefits
    • Senior Management
    Former Employee - General Manager in Little Rock, AR
    Former Employee - General Manager in Little Rock, AR

    I worked at Chili's full-time

    Doesn't Recommend
    Neutral Outlook
    No opinion of CEO
    Doesn't Recommend
    Neutral Outlook
    No opinion of CEO

    Pros

    401k, great pay, the heat works in the winter

    Cons

    Was a great brand to work for,for many years was the perfect job was about growing talent. Now it's about how tight can we run the business.

    Advice to Management

    Have fun again.


  3. Server

    • Work/Life Balance
    • Culture & Values
    • Career Opportunities
    • Comp & Benefits
    • Senior Management
    Current Employee - Server in Aurora, IL
    Current Employee - Server in Aurora, IL

    I have been working at Chili's (More than a year)

    Recommends
    Positive Outlook
    No opinion of CEO
    Recommends
    Positive Outlook
    No opinion of CEO

    Pros

    Sometimes the managers will bring in food for everyone to eat. Almost everyone is like family.

    Cons

    Everyone likes to yell, even customers.

    Advice to Management

    Work with the veteran's schedule first before letting new people take off the holidays.


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  5. Dishwashing is Stressful

    • Work/Life Balance
    • Culture & Values
    • Career Opportunities
    • Comp & Benefits
    • Senior Management
    Former Employee - Dishwasher in Round Rock, TX
    Former Employee - Dishwasher in Round Rock, TX

    I worked at Chili's part-time (More than a year)

    Doesn't Recommend
    Doesn't Recommend

    Pros

    Sociable environment, friendly coworkers and management

    Cons

    Lack of organization or respect for the dish area

    Advice to Management

    Teach servers and cooks to keep the dish area organized


  6. Chilis

    • Work/Life Balance
    • Culture & Values
    • Career Opportunities
    • Comp & Benefits
    • Senior Management
    Former Employee - Anonymous Employee
    Former Employee - Anonymous Employee

    I worked at Chili's

    Recommends
    Positive Outlook
    Approves of CEO
    Recommends
    Positive Outlook
    Approves of CEO

    Pros

    It was a nice a easy job to have. Nice management excellent staffing. Always a fun place to work at.

    Cons

    Wasn't always busy, sometimes it was difficult to make the money that you were hoping to , most of management movement and changes

    Advice to Management

    Keep staff happy and so work to have your employees backs when conflict arises with an guests experience and make sure sechedukes are fair.


  7. Helpful (1)

    bartender / server

    • Work/Life Balance
    • Culture & Values
    • Career Opportunities
    • Comp & Benefits
    • Senior Management
    Former Employee - Server/Bartender in Alexandria, LA
    Former Employee - Server/Bartender in Alexandria, LA

    I worked at Chili's full-time (More than a year)

    Doesn't Recommend
    Negative Outlook
    No opinion of CEO
    Doesn't Recommend
    Negative Outlook
    No opinion of CEO

    Pros

    Busy. If u r in the clique you do what you want. Only good for clique obviously. .. one amazing manager. A lot of the boh been there forever n if u r good to them they will be good to u!! Miss my kitchen there!

    Cons

    Most unsanitary, disorganized, restaurant ever. Haven't eaten there since I started working there... even an amazing manager never gets backed up to make improvements no matter what they r. Some of the laziest cattiest and just plain childish and dumb employees ever!!!

    Advice to Management

    Replace everyone in management except Lisa Seay. .. oh n pay her better and support her as the gm n u would see a much needed turn around


  8. Very structured work environment

    • Work/Life Balance
    • Culture & Values
    • Career Opportunities
    • Comp & Benefits
    • Senior Management
    Former Employee - Server in Kentwood, MI
    Former Employee - Server in Kentwood, MI

    I worked at Chili's

    Recommends
    Neutral Outlook
    No opinion of CEO
    Recommends
    Neutral Outlook
    No opinion of CEO

    Pros

    Structure, Fairness, Fun, Benefits, Clean, Neat, smoke breaks, sick leave, vacation time

    Cons

    Cookie cutter employees Typical restaurant drama no overtime long shift constantly being watched


  9. It was a job, that's what I wanted

    • Work/Life Balance
    • Culture & Values
    • Career Opportunities
    • Comp & Benefits
    • Senior Management
    Former Employee - Anonymous Employee
    Former Employee - Anonymous Employee

    I worked at Chili's part-time

    Recommends
    Neutral Outlook
    Recommends
    Neutral Outlook

    Pros

    Flexibility and the team. It was fun working there.

    Cons

    Lack of hours. I wanted to work more when I wasn't allowed and wanted to work less when I was, but it worked out.

    Advice to Management

    Nothing really


  10. great job

    • Work/Life Balance
    • Culture & Values
    • Career Opportunities
    • Comp & Benefits
    • Senior Management
    Current Employee - Prep Cook in Pensacola, FL
    Current Employee - Prep Cook in Pensacola, FL

    I have been working at Chili's

    Recommends
    Positive Outlook
    Approves of CEO
    Recommends
    Positive Outlook
    Approves of CEO

    Pros

    Fun,................................!! Great job and great discount

    Cons

    None,......................................!!! I love everything about it


  11. A Restaurant is a Restaurant

    • Work/Life Balance
    • Culture & Values
    • Career Opportunities
    • Comp & Benefits
    • Senior Management
    Current Employee - Anonymous Employee in Hot Springs, AR
    Current Employee - Anonymous Employee in Hot Springs, AR

    I have been working at Chili's full-time (More than a year)

    Recommends
    Neutral Outlook
    Approves of CEO
    Recommends
    Neutral Outlook
    Approves of CEO

    Pros

    Working long hard hours with a group of social people creates meaningful bonds or meaningful lessons

    Cons

    Every restaurant has drama. Chili's usually makes their servers do a ton of backwork after their shift (over 1 hr).

    Advice to Management

    Keep on keepin' on. Find a way to distribute food without dropping it on the ground. Don't get lemons with your water.



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